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History

Today is 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

Posted September 22, 2012 by Kelly Virella

Here’s what the only surviving version handwritten by President Abraham Lincoln looks like.

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This 1934 painting "Festival" is by Italian-American artist Daniel Celentano. It depicts a Catholic street festival in Italian Harlem.
Harlem

What Was Harlem Like Before Blacks Arrived?

Posted August 14, 2012 by Kelly Virella

Harlem has never had it easy.

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George Poage was the first black person to compete in the Olympics.
History

The First Black Olympian Was a Bad Ass

Posted July 24, 2012 by Kelly Virella

32 years before Jesse Owens, there was scholar-athlete George Poage.

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History

A Time to Kill: 5 Important Black Soliders in the American Revolution

Posted July 4, 2012 by Kelly Virella

5,000 black soldiers ultimately served in the Continental Army and Navy, comprising an estimated 5 percent of all enlistees, and an undetermined number of thousands more served in the British Army and Navy.

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What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?

Posted July 4, 2012 by Frederick Douglass

In 1852, when the Ladies’ Anti-Slavery Society of Rochester, New York invited Frederick Douglass to deliver its Independence Day address, he issued this scathing critique.

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